Samsung’s much hyped Galaxy S IV is believed to have put in an appearance via a benchmarking database, not once, but twice according to reports.
Samsung is fast becoming one of the most rumor-laden companies in the world of technology, even rivaling the likes of Apple when it comes to sheer anticipation of any unannounced but highly anticipated hardware. Samsung’s smartphones are possibly top of the pile when it comes to excitement for many, which means the next Galaxy S phone is always going to prove to be popular amongst the rumormongers.
The Galaxy S IV is no different, and with months still to pass before Samsung’s latest gem finds its way into our hands, claims and counter-claims are abound right now, with all kinds of weird and wonderful ideas being touted as fact, often without a shred of evidence.
The latest rumor – that the Galaxy S IV will feature the much vaunted Exynos 5 Octa CPU – appears to have received a boost today however, with the news that two supposed Galaxy S IVs have found their way into the benchmark database of Antutu. Both devices, one British and one Korean, are shown to feature a 1.8GHz CPU and appear to ship with Android 4.2.1 as standard. The model numbers of SHV-E300S (Korean) and GT-I9500 (British) also make sense when compared with the numbers assigned to previous Galaxy S handsets.
The Galaxy S IV is expected to arrive some time in the first six months of the year, and the smart money is on the device coming fitted with all manner of cutting edge features such as a 13-megapixel shooter. The Galaxy S lineup is historically Samsung’s flagship Android smartphone and as such, the company likes to pack it choc full of all the best kit. This year is not expected to be any different.
Samsung’s Galaxy S III has proven to be a highly successful release for the company, with many calling it the best Android phone on the market. We’d tend to agree too, so we can’t wait to see what Samsung has up its sleeve with this new iteration.